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Aug 9

9 Most Insane Quotes from Military Dictators

Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:01 AM

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Benito Mussolini: 1922-1943 Quote: “Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts.” Joseph Stalin: 1925-1953 Quote: “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”   Adolf Hitler: 1933-1945 Quote: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” Mao Zedong: 1949-1976 Quote: “Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” Francois Duvalier: 1957-1971 Quote: “God… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jul 31

Today in Naval History: The Four Ships Named USS Intrepid

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:43 PM

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On this day in 1874, the USS Intrepid, second ship of her name, was commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The name Intrepid means fearless or adventurous, both things this mighty ship was not. Despite the cutting edge technology and new designs used to create the massive ship, she proved merely experimental. The Intrepid was the Navy’s first ship equipped with self-propelled torpedoes and led the way for future ships of more efficient and useful designs. Her predecessor, the USS Intrepid (1798) has a peculiar and distinguished history. Captured from the Tripolitan Navy several months after the USS Philadelphia ran aground, the first Intrepid was converted to a… Read the rest of this entry »